View Single Post
Old 05-12-2021, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 11,297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,409 Times in 1,257 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Some exceptions would be past iterations of the V-10 powered Dodge RAM pickup. These trucks had parallel radiator and condenser. Side by side.
Each was unobstructed with respect to the forward stagnation point.
The first-gen Honda CIVIC CRX HF was also configured this way. They came from Japan without AC, which was added as an option at the dealer.
I remember some Volkswagens with longitudinal engine had a similar setup too.


Quote:
For series heat exchangers, the condenser is fully exposed to the dynamic pressure of the stagnation point, however, it's flow volume in the recent past, would be governed ( or not ) by the presence ( or not ) of radiator shutters, modulating airflow, as a function of coolant temperature sensor data to the CPU portion governing shutter positioning and it's output signal.
Same for 'blower-assisted' operations.
No wonder most buses, and even trucks, have the condenser assembled out of the engine bay. IIRC some Asian forward-control vans had the condenser assembled below the floorboard of the driver's compartment, between the radiator and the front axle, in a horizontal position which seemed quite bad as it would be somewhat prone to damage from road debris.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cRiPpLe_rOoStEr For This Useful Post:
aerohead (05-14-2021)